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Update on Ontario's Requirements for a "Disconnecting From Work Policy"

March 14, 2022

Further to our previous article, the Working for the Workers Act, 2021 (the "Act") received Royal Assent on December 3, 2021. The Act amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA") and requires employers to develop a written "Disconnecting from Work Policy."

The Act provides little information on what the policy requires. To remedy this, the Ontario Government has now provided the following guidance on what it expects to be included in a "Disconnecting from Work Policy":

Please note that this bulletin is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or an opinion on any issue. We strongly recommend that you contact your Miller Canfield lawyer with any specific questions you may have so that those questions can be addressed properly with you.